Oh Bovril! My Life 17 JUL 2008

Craig OlympusOlympus has an extremely cute but annoying way of eating off his mom and dad’s plates. Instead of just standing along the side and licking the inside out, our little boy gets right stuck into thing and walks across the entire plate to make sure that he doesn’t miss a single crumb.

As you can well imagine, this can lead to some rather sticky but funny messes, like yesterday’s ‘Bovril Incident’.

A nice lunch consisting of two pieces of toast, the one with Bovril and the other with my perennial favourite of ham, jam and cheese, all while watching a bit of anime on the computer, and one sneaky vulture hanging around the fringes as he always does when he suspects that we might be eating food without him.

My last bite of toast done, the vulture leapt onboard and proceeded to lick the plate as clean as a whistle, apart from the big patch of Bovril which he had managed to firmly tramp in. And of course, the minute everything was gone, off he stepped and proceeded to waddle around my desk and keyboard, leaving cute little Bovril footprints over everything!

Needless to say, daddy was less than happy and immediately picked up the offending miscreant and led him to mom who was off sick for the day, showed her the evidence and then proceeded to stick said kitten paws first in the handy bucket of rainwater in the middle of our room.

Needless to say, neither Olympus nor Chantelle were mightily impressed, but I thought it did the job nicely! :)

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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.